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Crowds swamp the San Isidro Basilica in the northwestern city of Leon after 'Holy Grail' claim

Crowds swamp the San Isidro Basilica in the northwestern city of Leon after 'Holy Grail' claim | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Curators were forced to remove a precious cup from display in a church in Spain when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the Holy Gra
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Is this cup the Holy Grail? At least one historian seems to think so

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Art preservation at Hearst Castle is focus of Wednesday lecture

Art preservation at Hearst Castle is focus of Wednesday lecture | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The San Luis Obispo Tribune Art preservation at Hearst Castle is focus of Wednesday lecture The San Luis Obispo Tribune It will feature presentations by Zdravko Barov and Constance Faber of the Ethos Art Conservation of Cambria and Cal Poly...

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Restoring a masterpiece | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

Restoring a masterpiece | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Some exciting news from the Royal Academy in London; a unique but largely forgotten work of art is being brought to light thanks to a generous grant from Arts Council England. Daniel Maclise’s Waterloo cartoon is to undergo conservation treatment in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015

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Four Crimean museums fear loss of hundreds of precious ancient treasures

Four Crimean museums fear loss of hundreds of precious ancient treasures | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Four Crimean museums fear they could lose hundreds of precious artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum before the peninsula's rapid transfer from Russia to
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Four Crimean museums fear they could lose hundreds of precious artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum before the peninsula's rapid transfer from Russia to Ukraine, a museum director said Wednesday

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Monuments Man in War, Conservator in Peace

Monuments Man in War, Conservator in Peace | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
George Stout, an early advocate of the role of science in arts conservation, was the inspiration for the role played by George Clooney in the movie. Today his seminal role is remembered mostly by conservators.
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An article that at IIC we were waiting to read! It talks about the original Monuments Men and in particular George Stout, one of the founding members of IIC

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Rare tapestries back at Frick Art Museum after restoration

Rare tapestries back at Frick Art Museum after restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Three gems from the Frick Art Museum collection have returned home with a new glow. The tapestries 'Two Musicians,' 'The Court of Love' and 'Lady ...
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The tapestries “Two Musicians,” “The Court of Love” and “Lady and Attendants” are once again hanging in the rotunda of the Frick Art Museum

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Cross-faith crowd-funding helps rebuild torched Lebanon library

Cross-faith crowd-funding helps rebuild torched Lebanon library | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A priest's flock is crowd-funding $35,000 to restore a renowned Lebanese library, which was set on fire a few weeks ago.
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Crowd-funding is helping to raise funds for the restoration of a library that was burned down in Lebanon in February 2014

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Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles; Damage is inside, in the lower courtyard

Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles; Damage is inside, in the lower courtyard | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a UNES
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Crusader castle 'Krak des Chevaliers' near the Syria-Lebanon border heavily damaged by on-going battles in Syrian conflict

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Home Archaeology New Greek Conservation Method Shown at US Universities

Home Archaeology New Greek Conservation Method Shown at US Universities | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Greek Reporter Home Archaeology New Greek Conservation Method Shown at US Universities Greek Reporter A six-lecture cycle entitled “The Acropolis Restoration Project and the Laser Application” will be presented at the faculties of art...
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Scientific teams restoring the Acropolis monuments will demonstrate their innovative new technique of using lasers to clean antique marble surfaces from March 24 to April 4 at six U.S. universities 

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Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image?

Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image? | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Neutron radiation caused by 33 A.D. earthquake could have led to
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Could this new theory hold some truth about the Turin Shroud?

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Call for Papers – News in Conservation | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Call for Papers – News in Conservation | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Call for Papers - News in Conservation. Contact me or go to the IIC website if you are an author and have an article to contribute

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Call for papers Symposium Technical Drawings and their Reproductions | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Call for papers Symposium Technical Drawings and their Reproductions | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Call for papers - Symposium Technical Drawings and their Reproductions

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The British Library acquires two rare manuscripts preventing them from leaving the UK

The British Library acquires two rare manuscripts preventing them from leaving the UK | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
a href= http://www.bl.uk target= _blank The British Library /a has acquired two rare manuscripts, preventing them from leaving the UK. The Catholi
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The British Library has acquired two rare manuscripts, preventing them from leaving the UK

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The Art of Conservation - Leyla Lau-Lamb - YouTube

Video portrait of Leyla Lau-Lamb, Senior Conservator of Books and Papyri at the University of Michigan Library.
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A video showing the work of conservators 

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Takamatsuzuka ancient murals must be preserved at all costs - The Japan News

Takamatsuzuka ancient murals must be preserved at all costs - The Japan News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Takamatsuzuka ancient murals must be preserved at all costs The Japan News At the time of their discovery 42 years ago, the murals, which date back to the early eighth century, were deemed “one of the most important discoveries” in the history of...
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German recluse ready to return Nazi-looted art; Matisse's "Sitting Woman" will be the first

German recluse ready to return Nazi-looted art; Matisse's "Sitting Woman" will be the first | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An elderly German recluse is prepared to return precious paintings stolen by the Nazis from Jewish families including a priceless Matisse, his spokesm
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The German son of a Nazi-era art dealer will be returning over 1400 long lost works of art to the heirs of the Jewish owners 

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Conserving museum’s treasured artefacts

Conserving museum’s treasured artefacts | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
VISITORS to the Ashmolean were shown how items are cared for in its conservation studios.
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Behind the scenes at the Ashmolean Museum, looking at conservator's work

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Famous paintings help study the Earth’s past atmosphere

Famous paintings help study the Earth’s past atmosphere | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth’s past atmosphere.
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Analytic studies of paintings can shed light on past atmospheric events including pollution levels

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9/11 museum in New York set to open May 21 - Los Angeles Times

9/11 museum in New York set to open May 21 - Los Angeles Times | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
9/11 museum in New York set to open May 21
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The new opening date for the museum comes after delays stemming from political wrangling over the estimated price tag for the memorial and museum that exceeds $1 billion.
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After delays the new 9/11 Museum is finally set to open in New York

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Egypt unveils two massive restored pharaoh statues

Egypt unveils two massive restored pharaoh statues | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Archeologists in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt have unveiled two massive ancient statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III to the public.
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Two newly restored statues depicting Amenhotep III have been returned to their original location in Luxor

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Finest surviving illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana now digitised and available online

Finest surviving illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana now digitised and available online | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Ramayana is one of the ancient epics of India, telling the stirring tale of Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, following her abduc
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For the first time, people around the world will be able to digitally explore the pages of the Mewar Ramayana manuscript, which was commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar in 1649 and produced in his court studio at Udaipur

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Mount Vernon Unveils Restoration of 'New Room' - NBC4 Washington

Mount Vernon Unveils Restoration of 'New Room' - NBC4 Washington | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Mount Vernon Unveils Restoration of 'New Room'
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The works of art, ornaments, vases and the marble mantelpiece were given conservation treatments.
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The "new room" undergoes restoration

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Golden Age of Discovery ... Down in the Basements - New York Times

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Golden Age of Discovery ... Down in the Basements
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Julie Brown, a collections manager, examining textiles in the Denver Art Museum's storage area, where important finds have been made. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times.
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We've always felt that museum's basement storage areas were as interesting as the exhibition spaces, with incredible things to be find...

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Israel building national center for ancient artifacts

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Israel building national center for ancient artifacts News Sentinel The government's collection of some 15,000 Dead Sea Scroll fragments — the largest collection in the world — will also move from a small, secure government-operated facility on the...
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The government's collection 15,000 Dead Sea Scroll fragments — the largest collection in the world — will also move when the new building will be ready 

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1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier deciphered

1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier deciphered | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A newly deciphered 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian solider serving in a Roman legion in Europe to his family back home shows striking similarities to what some soldiers may be feeling here and now.
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The private letter, sent home by Roman military recruit Aurelius Polion, was originally discovered in 1899 by the expedition team of Grenfell and Hunt in the ancient Egyptian city of Tebtunis.

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